Working Smarter 2014
Working Smarter is the output of Universities Scotland’s Efficiency Taskforce. The Taskforce’s second work programme continues in four key areas: procurement, business processes, ICT and the university estate. Efficiency goals to 2017 include:
To undertake an inventory of the research infrastructure across the sector to better understand opportunities for its efficient use.
Business Process Improvement:
To work with the Scottish HE Improvement Network to identify and encourage the taking-up of new opportunities.
The Taskforce will prioritise shared services in procurement and ICT where they offer real savings or cost-avoidance.
The university estate:
Encourage best practice with regards to sustainability and social responsibility in the university estate and carbon reduction
- £20 million a year saved through the sector’s shared service approach to procurement
- £276 million saved through efficiencies in the last five years.